Re: Decal ethics question

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Mark Rickert wrote:
Just remember, the model manufacture copied someone else work to begin with, did they get permission to copy the item in the fist place? Also, how many people who make there own decals got permission from the owners of the copied artwork before they began?
Creation of new artwork, starting from a prototype photo or railroad lettering drawing, definitely IS a new creation. This is established, and no permission would be needed in most cases. For making your OWN decals, for YOUR own use, permission is not required.
Those are the legal requirements. Ethics, on the other hand, are for you to determine for yourself.

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